Laguna confirmation brings IMSA closer to finalized 2020 calendar

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Laguna confirmation brings IMSA closer to finalized 2020 calendar

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Laguna confirmation brings IMSA closer to finalized 2020 calendar

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The remainder of IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar is expected to be completed as scheduled.

RACER has confirmed the one major question mark among the final five events: IMSA’s trip out west for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, is locked in for its October 30-November 1 slot. State-wide COVID-19 restrictions will likely result in a fan-free event.

“We are looking forward to hosting the Hyundai-sponsored IMSA race,” said WRLS communications director Barry Toepke. “But hosting fans is not an expectation.”

The most immediate race on the schedule, the September 25-27 Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, has been another question in light of similar state-based fan restrictions. But with Tuesday’s approval for 6000 tickets to be sold for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 NTT IndyCar Series race by governor Mike DeWine, a similar dispensation for IMSA’s visit later in the month is a reasonable expectation.

After Mid-Ohio, the Oct. 9-10 trip to Charlotte’s roval for 100 minutes of GT racing, Oct. 15-17 Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Monterey, and the November 11-14 season finale at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring are, at present, also moving forward without interruption.

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